Tips For Having Gorgeous Skin - Merindah Botanicals

Tips For Having Gorgeous Skin

My Top Tips For Having Gorgeous Skin on Your Wedding Day

Simple things you can do to ensure your skin is in tip top shape for the big day you can start doing TODAY!

Wedding planning can be stressful, which is terrible for your skin, so start practising excellent skincare habits as soon as possible!

But these suggestions aren't just for brides and grooms; they also apply to wedding party members, parents, and guests!

Develop a Foolproof Skincare Routine and Stick to It!

Find a routine that is both inexpensive and effective for your skin.

Once you've established a great routine, don't tinker with it, especially as the big day approaches!

Avoid changing your topical skincare routine just days before the wedding.

Give your skin a few months to acclimate to new products, such as moisturisers, serums, or even makeup, if you're experimenting with new items.

Here is my recommended – and simple – skincare routine perfect for busy women planning their big day:

Step 1. Cleanse & Exfoliate

With all the dirt and grime that builds up on the skins’ surface throughout the day, cleansing is the first step of any skincare routine. I recommend a gentle cleanser to rejuvenate and replenish your skin.

If you wear makeup or sunscreen during the day, double cleansing in the evenings is a must.

And rather than using makeup wipes, which can be abrasive and drying, start your evening cleansing routine with a reusable makeup cloth, followed by a cleanse with your favourite cleanser.

Now you might be asking, what about the exfoliation you mentioned?!

I like to keep things simple and easy for myself so I combine cleansing and exfoliating and use my cleanser together with a Konjac Sponge in one step.

If you don’t know what a Konjac Sponge is… it’s the best kept secret in skincare!

Aside from clearing away dry and dead skin, a regular exfoliation habit increases the skin's radiance, clarity, and youthfulness, and that's just the start.

  • unclogs pores
  • prevents acne and breakouts
  • helps other skincare products penetrate deeper
  • evens skin tone
  • boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage

This helps to remove not only natural build-up of sebum and debris but also any residual makeup and any environmental toxins that collected on the skin's surface throughout the day.

skincare routine steps

Konjac sponges are fantastic beauty tools for exfoliation because they are so gentle, you can literally not over-exfoliate!

Step 2. Tone

Toners - like the Calming Toner from Merindah Botanicals - can make a huge difference to how your skin looks and feels after cleansing.

hydrating facial toner

Their purpose is to remove everything that the cleanser leaves behind and it nourishes and replenishes your skin, refines your pores and improves the appearance of your skin.

Toner helps to smooth, soften and calm the skin and

  • tightens your skin and minimises pores
  • nourishes and replenishes your skin after cleansing
  • visibly improves the appearance of your skin
  • removes minerals and chlorine present in tap water
  • restores your skins’ pH balance

Use twice daily (morning and night) after cleansing.

As the owner of a multi-award winning skincare brand, I often get asked if it’s ok to use toner as a face mist or spritz and my simple and straight forward answer is NO!

You’ll miss out on ALL the benefits of a toner and trust me, if you are serious about beautiful skin on your wedding day, then apply toner to a cotton pad and then wipe evenly across your face – remember to target problem areas, like your T-zone (forehead and nose) or chin.

Leave your face slightly damp for the next step - this allows your moisturiser to be more easily absorbed.

Step 3. Moisturise

Moisturiser is a must – day and night!

Moisturisers prevent your skin from drying out, leaving your skin hydrated and smooth.

hydrating moisturiser

Our skin repairs itself while we sleep so don't skip moisturising at night to give your skin the best to rejuvenate overnight.

Don’t rush through your night time skin care routine—focus on your skin’s needs and give it the time it deserves so that you can wake with skin that looks rested and nourished—ready for the busy day ahead.

If you’re spending lots of time outdoors, try using a moisturiser with SPF to protect your skin from sun damage and premature ageing.

If you prefer to use the same moisturiser at night, you can always apply sunscreen on top of your moisturiser.

That way your skin gets so soak up all the nutrition the moisturiser provides.

Look at your skin internally

You are what you eat. Everything you consume becomes a part of your inner being as well as the outside of your body. The more nutritious the meals you eat, the better your skin will appear.

The opposite is also true. The less we pay attention to what we put into our mouth, the more skin problems we may encounter.

So apart from eating health, what else can you do to have amazing skin on your big day?

You should consider introducing supplements into your diet. The link between gut health and great skin has been proven time and time again; if the inside of you is shining it shows on the outside.

Try Isagenix' Collagen Elixir which is specifically designed to help nourish your skin from within to create a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out.

Benefits of Collagen

  • 5 grams of Marine Collagen per serve supports your natural collagen production for a glowing, youthful appearance
  • Promotes skin elasticity and firmness
  • Hydrates the skin from within

The presence of Vitamin D aids calcium absorption, and there are minerals that promote the collagen manufacturing process. Zinc and Vitamin C are two of them.

Not only does our bottle of liquid gold contain these nutrients, but it also contains ancient beauty blends derived from Aloe Vera and Chamomile, as well as superfoods like Goji berry and Acerola berry, which are powerful antioxidants that provide further support for better outcomes.

Collagen works best when taken internally, rather than topically, where creams can only go so far!

So, what's the difference between liquid and powder collagen?

Collagen cannot be oxidised in order to be absorbed!

The Isagenix Collagen Elixir is bottled on the spot, just off the coast of Scandinavia, in 0.15 seconds and sealed to prevent oxidation!

Isagenix Marine Collagen Elixir